Caught in a moment of reflection.

Caught in a moment of reflection.

“Traditional Chinese marriage is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a marriage established by pre-arrangement between families. Within Chinese culture, romantic love was allowed, and monogamy was the norm for most ordinary citizens. A band of musicians with gongs and flute-like instruments accompanies the bride parade to groom’s home. Similar music is also played at the wedding banquet. Depending on the region that the bride hails from, Chinese weddings will have different traditions such as Tea Ceremony or the use of a wedding emcee. Also in modern times, Chinese couples will often go to photo studios to take “glamour shots” posing in multiple gowns and various backgrounds.” ~Wikipedia

Ok, it wasn’t as elaborate as mentioned in Wiki but I just had to capture a traditional Chinese engagement. Since a relative was about to do just that I asked permission and was granted.

The engagement cake with double happy Chinese character.

The engagement cake with double happy Chinese character.

Traditional his and hers gold engagement bands. It's not to be worn but kept to be passed on to their children when the time comes.

Traditional his and hers gold engagement bands. It